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by JJH
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 8159

In the War on Cancer, Truth Becomes a Casualty

Between 2005 and 2015, ad spending by U.S. cancer centers soared from $54 million to $173 million. In 2016 alone, Anderson’s seven rotating TV spots were viewed about a billion times. “The appeals raise the stakes, in essence saying you can be saved provided you make the right choice or doomed if y...
by JJH
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pain following right hemicolectomy
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Pain following right hemicolectomy

In my opinion, the problem may he due to the hydrocodone that you are taking, because it is known to cause constipation: Hydrocodone use can cause various side effects, even with legitimate medical use. The most common side effects include nausea and vomiting. The drug may also cause constipation si...
by JJH
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: "Kaplan-Meier Karate" - understanding survival data
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: "Kaplan-Meier Karate" - understanding survival data

A classic article on the topic of statistics and cancer is the one entitled, "The Median Isn't the Message" by Stephen Jay Gould: https://people.umass.edu/biep540w/pdf/Stephen%20Jay%20Gould.pdf . This article is worth reading in order to understand why we should not pay too much attention...
by JJH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Need advice

.. I am going to an event this weekend where they will be serving alcohol. I am not a big drinker, but do love an occasional glass of wine. I am trying to figure out if having a glass of wine will be OK... I have quite a lot of comments on how to handle attendance at an event while you have an ileo...
by JJH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lymph nodes
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: Lymph nodes

I'm having trouble understanding why my doctor keeps telling me that my cancer hasn't moved to distant lymph nodes. 16 of the 27 harvested tested positive for cancer but only ones near my colon were harvested. Anyone with input on this? The harvested lymph nodes are called Local lymph nodes. All ot...
by JJH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Upcoming Scans
Replies: 28
Views: 2241

Re: Upcoming Scans

...Is there anything else any of you would also push for to keep this nasty beast at bay? In the first 2 years post-treatment, I would push for an emphasis on healthy living, in particular the three pillars of survivorship: (1) exercise, (2) diet, and (3) stress reduction. These are the main tools ...
by JJH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Your signature

I think it would help if you created a signature so that people here can know your situation before they decide what kind of advice to give. A link to a signature template is here: http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52681&p=421597#p421597 According to what you have s...
by JJH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 191
Views: 53687

Re: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery

susie0915 wrote:... Is there another test that can pick up cancer cells other than pet scan or sigmoidoscopy ? ...

What about this one? Anyone ever had this test done?
https://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/26176
by JJH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom's surgery is set for 10/17/17
Replies: 21
Views: 1564

PM Inbox management

think you need to clear more messages out of your inbox. I have another pm to you waiting in my outbox. Sorry to keep bugging you about this! I don't know how :-( Once you delete some old Inbox messages there will be room for new ones to arrive.(Do you still need help on how to delete Inbox message...
by JJH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New and husband just diagnosed
Replies: 36
Views: 6835

Questions to ask

I want to learn as much as I can before we see the doctor so that I will half way understand what they are talking about and know what questions to ask... Here is a link for some questions to ask the doctor/oncologist: http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50520&p=3880...
by JJH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New and husband just diagnosed
Replies: 36
Views: 6835

Your signature

Here is a link to a signature template. You can use this to set up a signature for summarizing the main points of.your DH's diagnosis, staging, etc.

http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52681&p=421597#p421597
by JJH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 414
Views: 36412

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

... Hoping pathology report is good... When you get your pathology report be sure to read it thoroughly. Here is a link to some more information on pathology reports: http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57976&p=456787#p456787 http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/v...
by JJH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 414
Views: 36412

NED vs Complete Remission

I'd love to know when you consider yourself NED. Who tells you this? I just had a mass removed and would love to think I'm cancer-free but know that may not be the case. When do you know? Partial Remission vs. Complete Remission If you're in partial remission, it may mean you can take a break from ...

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